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Canada Elections Act

List of Amendments
Canada Elections Act
(1873-2011)


1. An Act to make Temporary Provision for the Election of Members to serve in the House of Commons, S.C. 1873, c. 27.

Repealed by:

S.C. 1874, c. 9.



2. Dominion Elections Act, S.C. 1874, c. 9.

Amended by:

S.C. 1878, c. 6:
modification of ss. 11, 27, 28, 35, 43, 45, 47, 48, 54, 55, 61, 66, 67 (repealed), 115, 131, 132, Schedule A and Schedule I of the said Act; and addition of "Recount" provision (1878, c. 6, s. 14).

S.C. 1882, c. 3, ss. 6 to 8:
modification of ss. 1, 2, 12, 19 of the said Act.

Revised by:

R.S.C. 1886, c. 8.



3. Dominion Elections Act, R.S.C. 1886, c. 8.

Amended by:

S.C. 1887, c. 6:
modification of ss. 42, 57 of the said Act.

S.C. 1888, c. 11:
modification of ss. 4, 14, 16, 29, 34, 44, 45, 58, 63, Schedule  I of the said Act; and addition of the following provisions: "Certain information not to be communicated" (1888, c. 11, s. 13(1)); "Ballot paper not to be displayed" (1888, c. 11, s. 13(2)); "Voting or inducing to vote without being entitled a corrupt practice" (1888, c. 11, s. 14); "Corrupt practices by agents" (1888, c. 11, s. 15).

S.C. 1891, c. 19:
modification of ss. 13, 22, 44, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 84, Schedule I, Form M, Schedule II of the said Act.

S.C. 1894, c. 13:
modification of ss. 4, 14, 16, 46, 132, Schedule I, Form J of the said Act.

S.C. 1895, c. 13:
modification of ss. 4, 14, 16, 46 of the said Act.

S.C. 1898, c. 14, ss. 6, 11 to 35:
modification of ss. 7, 13, 20 (repealed), 30, 41 (repealed), 42, 43, 45, 50 (repealed), 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 64, Schedule I, Form S, Form X (repealed), Schedule II of the said Act; general amendments of the said Act (1898, c. 14, ss. 11, 12); and addition of "Voting in Prince Edward Island" provisions (1898, c. 14, ss. 22, 23, 29).

Repealed and replaced by:

S.C. 1900, c. 12, s. 155.



4. Dominion Elections Act, S.C. 1900, c. 12.

Amended by:

S.C. 1901, c. 16:
modification of ss. 2, 34, 41, 48, 59, 64, 70, 90, Schedule I, Forms L, P, T, U, Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1903, c. 19:
modification of s. 112 of the said Act.

S.C. 1904, c. 12:
modification of ss. 24, 27, 29 of the said Act.

Revised by:

R.S.C. 1906, c. 6.



5. Dominion Elections Act, R.S.C. 1906, c. 6.

Amended by:

S.C. 1908, c. 26:
modification of ss. 9A (added), 25, 35, 43, 45, 48, 48A (added), 49, 50, 51, 51A (added), 62, 67, 77, 81, 87, 112, 112A (added), 150A (added), 152A (added), 153, 154, 173, 197, 244, 250A (added), 254, 255, 258, 262, 265, 270, 271, Schedule I, Form O, Form P of the said Act; and

addition of the following provisions: "Canvassing by person not residing in Canada" (1908, c. 26, s. 33); "Posters, etc. to have name and address of printer and publishers" (1908, c. 26, s. 34); "False statement as to character or conduct of candidate" (1908, c. 26, s. 35); "Contributions to political purposes" (1908, c. 26, s. 36).

S.C. 1912, c. 24, Schedule , para. 1:
modification of s. 265 of the said Act.

S.C. 1915, c. 14:
modification of ss. 86, 89, 90, 105, 136A (added), 237, Schedule I, Form H of the said Act.

Repealed and replaced by:

S.C. 1920, c. 46, s. 3 which repealed also:

The Military Voters Act, S.C. 1917, c. 34; The War Time Elections Act, S.C. 1917, c. 39; An Act to confer the Electoral Franchise upon women, S.C. 1918, c. 20; An Act respecting the Election held in the Electoral District of Yukon, S.C. 1918, c. 49; The Dominion By-Elections Act, S.C. 1919, c. 48.



6. Dominion Elections Act, S.C. 1920, c. 46.

Amended by:

S.C. 1921, c. 29:
modification of ss. 2, 7, 29, 31, 32, Schedule A, Schedule B, 33, 36, 42, 52, 55, 57A (added), 70, 72, 83A (added), 100, 102 (added), Schedule I (Forms 31 and 36 repealed) of the said Act.

S.C. 1922, c. 20:
modification of s. 29 of the said Act.

S.C. 1925, c. 42:
modification of ss. 2, 22 to 24, 24A (added), 30, 32, Schedule A, Schedule B, 36, 39, 40, 55, 60, 66, 67, 69, 70, 75, 87, 100, Schedule I, Form 3, Form 17A and 17B (added), Schedule IV (added) of the said Act.

Revised by:

R.S.C. 1927, c. 53.



7. Dominion Elections Act, R.S.C. 1927, c. 53.

Amended by:

S.C. 1929, c. 40:
modification of ss. 2, 18, 21, 23, 23A (added), 24A and 24B (added), 27, 28, 29, 29A (added), 30, 32, Schedule A, Schedule B, 40, 53, 57, 64, 102, Schedule I, Forms 35, 36, 54 and 55, Schedule III of the said Act; and addition of "Chief electoral officer's power to amend forms" provision (1929, c. 40, s. 27).

S.C. 1930, c. 16:
modification of ss. 9 (repealed), 29A (added), Schedule A, 33, 63, Schedule III of the said Act; and addition of "Legal adviser to Chief electoral officer" provision (1930, c. 16, s. 6).

Repealed and replaced by:

S.C. 1934, c. 50, s. 112.



8. Dominion Elections Act, S.C. 1934, c. 50.

Amended by:

S.C. 1935, c. 57:
modification of ss. 94, 112A (added), Forms 20 and 39, ss. 24, 30 of the said Act.

S.C. 1936, c. 35:
modification of ss. 13, 15A (added), 30, 33, 38, 46A (added), 99 to 105 (repealed), Schedule I, Forms 18 to 20, 22, 43 of the said Act.

Repealed and replaced by:

S.C. 1938, c. 46, s. 111 which repealed also:

The Dominion Franchise Act, S.C. 1934, c. 51; An Act to provide for Dominion By-Elections, S.C. 1936, c. 35.



9. Dominion Elections Act, S.C. 1938, c. 46.

Amended by:

S.C. 1948, c. 46:
modification of ss. 2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17, Schedule A, Schedule B, 18 to 21, 25 to 30, 34, 36, 37, 43 to 48, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 60, 61, 63, 70, 95, 97, 102A (added), 104, 107, 108, 109A (added), 110A (added), Schedule I, Forms 7, 9A and 9B (added), 12 to 14, 16, 18, 18A (added), 24, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, 41, 45, 46, 61, 62, 85, Schedule III of the said Act; and repeal of An Act to provide regulations enabling Canadian War Service electors to exercise their franchise, and Canadian prisoners of war to vote by proxy, at any general election held during the present war, also to provide amendments to The Dominion Elections Act, 1938, consequential to such regulations, or made necessary by the advent of the said war, S.C. 1944-45, c. 26.

S.C. 1950, c. 35:
modification of ss. 14, 21, 55, Schedule IV (added) of the said Act.

S.C. 1951, c. 48:
modification of ss. 45, 111A (added), Schedule I, Form 32 of the said Act.

S.C. 1951 (2nd Session), c. 3:
modification of the title of the said Act for: Canada Elections Act; and modification of ss. 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 23, 33, 34, 43, 45, 51, 52, 54, 56, 94, 95, 101, 102, 105, 107, 110, Schedule I, Forms 4, 15, 56, 61, 62, Schedule III, Schedule V (added) of the said Act; general amendments of the said Act (1951, 2nd Session, c. 3, ss. 26, 28, 29).

Revised by:

R.S.C. 1952, c. 23.



10. Canada Elections Act, R.S.C. 1952, c. 23.

Amended by:

R.S.C. 1952, c. 306:
modification of s. 4 of the said Act.

R.S.C. 1952, c. 334, ss. 8, 9 and 11:
modification of s. 2, Schedule IV of the said Act.

S.C. 1952-53, c. 24, s. 4:
modification of Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1955, c. 44:
modification of ss. 2, 4, 11, 14 to 17, Schedule A, 18, 23, 31, 34, 49, 50, 54, 59, 62, 87, 94, 100, 109, 114, 115 and 116 (added), Schedule I, Forms 5, 6, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 31, 40, 56, 57, 66, Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1960, c. 7:
modification of s. 14 of the said Act.

Repealed and replaced by:

S.C. 1960, c. 39, s. 115.



11. Canada Elections Act, S.C. 1960, c. 39.

Amended by:

S.C. 1963, c. 40, ss. 14 to 21:
modification of ss. 2, 4, 5, 21, 58, 60, 70, Schedule II of the said Act.

S.C. 1966-67, c. 25, s. 45:
modification of s. 20 of the said Act.

S.C. 1966-67, c. 84, s. 3:
modification of s. 4 of the said Act.

S.C. 1966-67, c. 96, s. 64:
modification of ss. 16, 20, Schedule II of the said Act.

S.C. 1968-69, c. 28, s. 105:
modification of ss. 17, Schedule A, 20, 21, 56, 60, 61, 70, Schedule II of the said Act.

Repealed and replaced by:

S.C. 1969-70, c. 49, s. 119.



12. Canada Elections Act, S.C. 1969-70, c. 49.

Revised by:

R.S.C. 1970 (1st Supp.), c. 14.



13. Canada Elections Act, R.S.C. 1970 (1st Supp.), c. 14.

Amended by:

R.S.C. 1970 (2nd Supp.), c. 10, s. 65:
modification of s. 3 of the said Act.

S.C. 1973-74, c. 51, ss. 2 to 16:
modification of ss. 2, 13, 13.1 to 13.8 (added), 23, 60, 61.1 and 61.2 (added), 62.1 (added), 63, 63.1 (added), 70, 70.1 (added), 99, 99.1 to 99.4 (added), 111.1 (added), 112, 113 of the said Act.

S.C. 1974, c. 5, ss. 17 and 18:
modification of ss. 112, 113 of the said Act.

S.C. 1974-75-76, c. 19, s. 3:
modification of s. 57 of the said Act.

S.C. 1974-75-76, c. 48, ss. 24 and 25:
modification of ss. 2, 57 of the said Act.

S.C. 1974-75-76, c. 66, ss. 2 to 6:
modification of ss. 17, 18, Schedule A, Schedule B, Schedule I, Form 8 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 110, No. 39, pp. 4804-4805:
modification of Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1977-78, c. 3:
modification of ss. 2, 4, 5, 7 to 9, 12, 13, 13.1, 13.3 to 13.5, 16, 16.1 (added), 17, 18, Schedule A, Schedule B, 19, 23, 28, 31, 33, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48 to 51, 53, 58 to 61, 61.1, 62, 62.1, 63, 63.1, 70, 70.1, 83, 91 to 93, 93.1 (added), 94 to 97, 97.1 (added), 98, 99.1, 99.2, 99.4, 101, 103, 106, Schedule I, Schedule II, Forms of the said Act; general amendments of the said Act (1977-78, c. 3, s. 88).

S.C. 1977-78, c. 8, ss. 1 to 3:
modification of ss. 112, 113, 115 (repealed) of the said Act.

S.C. 1978-79, c. 11, s. 10:
modification of ss. 2, 57 of the said Act.

S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 12:
modification of s. 57 of the said Act.

S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 50, s. 25:
modification of s. 3 of the said Act.

S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 56:
modification of ss. 12, 18, 51, Schedule II of the said Act.

S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 96:
modification of ss. 2, 6, 13, 13.2, 18, Schedule A, Schedule B, 22, 24, 25, 27, 91, 97, 106 (repealed), Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 164:
modification of ss. 2, 13.2 to 13.4, 15 (repealed), 23, 50, 61.1, 61.2, 62, 62.1, 63, 63.1, 70.1, 72, 90, 99.1 to 99.4 (repealed and replaced by: 99.1, 99.11 to 99.19, 99.2, 99.21 to 99.25), Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1984, c. 41, s. 2:
modification of s. 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 1985, c. 19, s. 206:
general amendments of the said Act.

S.C. 1986, c. 35, s. 14:
modification of ss. 2, 57 of the said Act.

Revised by:

R.S.C. 1985, c. E-2.



14. Canada Elections Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-2.

Amended by:

R.S.C. 1985 (1st Supp.), c. 27, s. 203:
general amendments of the said Act.

R.S.C. 1985 (2nd Supp.), c. 27, s. 10:
modification of ss. 2, 186 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 122, No. 33, pp. 3262-3263:
modification of Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1989, c. 28:
modification of s. 76.1 (added) of the said Act.

S.C. 1990, c. 16, s. 9:
modification of s. 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 1990, c. 17, ss. 17 and 18:
modification of ss. 2, 186 of the said Act.

S.C. 1991, c. 11, ss. 73 and 74:
modification of ss. 2, 316 of the said Act.

S.C. 1991, c. 47, s. 726:
modification of s. 216 of the said Act.

S.C. 1992, c. 1, Schedule V, para. 13, Schedule VI, para. 3:
modification of ss. 164, 216 of the said Act.

S.C. 1992, c. 21, ss. 10 to 32:
modification of ss. 2, 8, 19, 20, 73, 104, 105, 107, 107.1 (added), 121, 126, 126.1 (added), 127, 128, 129, 130, 135 and 136 (repealed and replaced by: 135, 135.1, 135.2, 136), 138, 280, 294, 331, Schedule II of the said Act.

S.C. 1992, c. 45, s. 1:
modification of Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1992, c. 51, ss. 47 and 48:
modification of ss. 2, 186 of the said Act.

S.C. 1993, c. 19:
modification of ss. 2, 8.1 (added), 12, 14 to 20, 21.1 (added), 22 to 28, 31, 32, 48, 49, 51, 51.1 (added), 52 (repealed), 53, 55 to 57, 58 (repealed), 61, 62 (repealed), 63 to 71, 71.1 to 71.34 (added), 73, 74 to 76 (repealed), 77 to 80, 80.1 (added), 81, 82.1 (added), 83, 84, 88, 91, 91.1 and 91.2 (added), 93 to 95, 97, 97.1 to 97.3 (added), 98 to 102, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110 (repealed), 111, 112, 113 (repealed), 114 to 118, 120 to 126, 127 (repealed), 128, 129.1 (added), 131, 132, 133.1 (added), 134, 138, 139 to 146 (repealed), 147, 147.1 and 147.2 (added), 151, 152, 154, 155 (repealed), 156, 158, 160, 163, 164, 165 to 171, 175, 184.1 (added), 190, 192, 195, 197, 198, 199 to 200 (repealed), 201, 202, 213, 217.1 (added), 245.1 (added), 251 (repealed), 252, 254, 259, 259.1 to 259.5 (added), 261, 265, 280, 282, 283, 284 (repealed), 285 to 288, 291 to 300 (repealed), 301, 302, 322.1 (added), Schedule II, Schedule IV and Schedule V (repealed) of the said Act.

S.C. 1994, c. 26, ss. 29 and 30:
general amendments of the said Act.

S.C. 1995, c. 5, s. 26:
modification of subsection 2(1) of Schedule II of the said Act.

S.C. 1996, c. 26:
modification of s. 322 of the said Act.

S.C. 1996, c. 35:
modification of ss. 2, 9, 12, 15, 22, 41, 53, 55, 56 (repealed), 57, 59 (repealed), 61, 71.01 to 71.024 (added), 71.1, 71.12 to 71.14, 71.15 (repealed), 71.16, 71.17, 71.18 to 71.19 (repealed), 71.2 to 71.22, 71.23 to 71.25 (repealed), 71.26, 71.27 (repealed), 71.28 to 71.29, 71.3 (repealed), 71.31 to 71.32, 71.33 (repealed), 71.34, 71.35 (added), 72, 73, 79, 91, 93, 94 (repealed), 105, 121, 147.1, 148, 156, 190, 193, 196, 203 (repealed), 212, 247, 257, 267, 280, 280.1 to 280.2 (added), 281 to 283, 287, 290, 302, 315, 317, 318, 326, Schedule II, Schedule IV (added) of the said Act.

S.C. 1998, c. 18:
modification of ss. 222, 223, 228, 231, 233, 237, 237.1 (added), 238 of the said Act.

S.C. 1998, c. 27:
modification of Schedule III of the said Act.

S.C. 1998, c. 30, s. 14:
modification of ss. 2, 186 of the said Act.

S.C. 1999, c. 3, s. 62:
modification of s. 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 1999, c. 28, s. 157:
modification of s. 216 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Extra Vol. 134, No. 3:
amendments to Schedule IV of the said Act.

Repealed and replaced by:

Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9, s. 576.



15. Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9.

Amended by:

S.C. 2000, c. 12, s. 40:
modification of ss. 2, 26, 155, 159, 194, 223, 251 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Extra Vol. 134, No. 6:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Extra Vol. 134, No. 8:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 2001, c. 21, ss. 1 to 26:
modification of ss. 2, 18.1, 32, 44, 57, 58, 66, 67, 68, 91, 109, 117, 165, 166, 279, 324, 335, 345, 348, 359, 403, 441, 467, 504, 517, 558 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Extra Vol. 135, No. 1:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 2001, c. 27, ss. 211 to 214:
modification of ss. 331, 354, 358, 404 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Extra Vol. 137, No. 10:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 2002, c. 7, ss. 90 to 95:
modification of ss. 2, 22, 65, 311, 525, Schedule 2, Schedule 3 of the said Act.

S.C. 2002, c. 8, ss. 116 and 117:
modification of ss. 15, 525 of the said Act.

S.C. 2003, c. 19:
modification of ss. 2, 24, 84, 85, 340, 363 (repealed), 368.1 (added), 372, 375, 376, 377, 382, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 389.1 and 389.2 (added), 390, 391, 392, 393 to 399 (repealed), 402, 403.01 to 403.42 (added), 404, 404.1 to 404.4 (added), 405, 405.1 to 405.4 (added), 407, 408, 409.1 (added), 410, 411, 412, 416, 422, 423.1 (added), 424, 424.1 (added), 425, 426, 428 (repealed), 430, 435, 435.01 to 435.47 (added), 437, 438, 450, 451, 452, 453, 461, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 473, 476, 478.01 to 478.42 (added), 497, 503, 504, 506, 507, 511, 514, 536.1 (added), 541 of the said Act.

S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 100 to 103:
modification of ss. 11, 15, 19, 222 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 138, No. 7:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 138, No. 14:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 138, No. 18:
amendments to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 2004, c. 24, ss. 1 to 23:
modification of ss. 2, 117, 366, 368, 369, 370, 374.1, 377, 378, 380.1 (added), 381, 381.1 (added), 382, 384, 384.1 (added), 385, 385.1 and 385.2 (added), 405.21 (added), 435.35, 455, 478.3, 497, 501, 521.1 (added) of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Extra Vol. 138, No. 5:
modification of Schedule 3 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 140, No. 45:
amendment to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 2006, c. 9:
modification of ss. 2, 22, 24, 25, 28, 92.1 to 92.6 (added), 403.35, 403.36, 404.1 (repealed), 404.2, 404.4, 405, 405.1, 405.2, 405.3, 405.31 (added), 405.4, 425, 435.32, 451, 452, 478.23, 478.24, 486, 497, 502, 511, 512, 513, 514, 517, 518, 519, 535.1 (added), 535.2 (added), 536, 540 of the said Act.

S.C. 2007, c. 10:
modification of ss. 56.1 (added), 56.2 (added), 57, 58 of the said Act.

S.C. 2007, c. 21:
modification of ss. 2, 17, 43.1 (added), 44, 45, 46, 46.1 (added), 46.2 (added), 47.1 (added), 55, 56, 81, 81.1 (added), 93, 95, 99.1 (added), 101, 104.1 (added), 107, 110, 117, 143, 143.1 (added), 144, 144.1 (added), 145 (repealed), 146 to 148, 148.1 (added), 149, 158, 159, 161, 161.1 (added), 162, 168, 169, 169.1 (added), 173, 174, 442, 466, 484, 486, 487, 489, 497, 500 of the said Act.

S.C. 2007, c. 37:
modification of ss. 143, 161, 169 of the said Act.

Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 142, No. 28:
amendment to Schedule 2 of the said Act.

S.C. 2011, c. 24, s. 181:
modification of s. 435.01 of the said Act.

S.C. 2011, c. 26, s. 13:
modification of s. 24 of the said Act.